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That goofy paperclip man, and other annoyances of XP

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August 26, 2004 8:32:12 PM

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More questions, gang. I appreciate all the help so far, and I am on the
road to guru-hood.

1 - How in the world do you get rid of that paperclip man and the other
asinine cartoon Microsoft characters?

2 - After booting to desktop, there's a balloon text in the bottom right
corner telling me the same things over and over. Something's been hidden,
etc.... Is there any way to customize it so that this kind of stuff doesn't
come up ever time?

Thanks again!!

Fred
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 26, 2004 8:32:13 PM

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To disable balloon tips, go here and then to item #11.. next time that you
see Kelly, get down on your knees and give thanks.. :)  .. and don't get any
other ideas :)  ..

'Clippie' has been a friend to many, his antics a constant source of
laughter and merriment, but if you really do want to fire him, open Word and
go to help - hide the assistant..



"Fred" <testing@testing1212mouse.com> wrote in message
news:ggoXc.849$yP4.685@trnddc08...
> More questions, gang. I appreciate all the help so far, and I am on the
> road to guru-hood.
>
> 1 - How in the world do you get rid of that paperclip man and the other
> asinine cartoon Microsoft characters?
>
> 2 - After booting to desktop, there's a balloon text in the bottom right
> corner telling me the same things over and over. Something's been hidden,
> etc.... Is there any way to customize it so that this kind of stuff
> doesn't
> come up ever time?
>
> Thanks again!!
>
> Fred
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 26, 2004 8:32:13 PM

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"Alex Quant" <alexqspam@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:2p6j5fFgni1gU1@uni-berlin.de...
> "Fred" <testing@testing1212mouse.com> wrote in message
> news:ggoXc.849$yP4.685@trnddc08...
> > More questions, gang. I appreciate all the help so far, and I am on the
> > road to guru-hood.
> >
> > 1 - How in the world do you get rid of that paperclip man and the other
> > asinine cartoon Microsoft characters?
> >
> > 2 - After booting to desktop, there's a balloon text in the bottom right
> > corner telling me the same things over and over. Something's been
hidden,
> > etc.... Is there any way to customize it so that this kind of stuff
> doesn't
> > come up ever time?
> >
> > Thanks again!!
>
> Uninstall the application - that will cure your problem. Next, step away
> from the computer and get a clue.
>
> HTH,
>
> AlexQ

That's the thing about the internet, even idiots like AlexQ have access...
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August 26, 2004 8:32:13 PM

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"Alex Quant" <alexqspam@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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[snip]
|
| Uninstall the application - that will cure your problem. Next, step away
| from the computer and get a clue.
|
| HTH,
|
| AlexQ
|
| ~ Reply To valid ~

Please post to is alt.windows-os.xp They will appreciate your brand of
humour ;-)

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
Anonymous
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August 26, 2004 8:32:14 PM

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http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm


"Mike H" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:quoXc.22597$_H5.676975@news20.bellglobal.com...
> To disable balloon tips, go here and then to item #11.. next time that you
> see Kelly, get down on your knees and give thanks.. :)  .. and don't get
> any other ideas :)  ..
>
> 'Clippie' has been a friend to many, his antics a constant source of
> laughter and merriment, but if you really do want to fire him, open Word
> and go to help - hide the assistant..
>
>
>
> "Fred" <testing@testing1212mouse.com> wrote in message
> news:ggoXc.849$yP4.685@trnddc08...
>> More questions, gang. I appreciate all the help so far, and I am on the
>> road to guru-hood.
>>
>> 1 - How in the world do you get rid of that paperclip man and the other
>> asinine cartoon Microsoft characters?
>>
>> 2 - After booting to desktop, there's a balloon text in the bottom right
>> corner telling me the same things over and over. Something's been hidden,
>> etc.... Is there any way to customize it so that this kind of stuff
>> doesn't
>> come up ever time?
>>
>> Thanks again!!
>>
>> Fred
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 26, 2004 9:39:10 PM

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Fred wrote:
>
> More questions, gang. I appreciate all the help so far, and I am on the
> road to guru-hood.
>
> 1 - How in the world do you get rid of that paperclip man and the other
> asinine cartoon Microsoft characters?
>
> 2 - After booting to desktop, there's a balloon text in the bottom right
> corner telling me the same things over and over. Something's been hidden,
> etc.... Is there any way to customize it so that this kind of stuff doesn't
> come up ever time?

And, once again, Fred, it's not the OS.

Try Microsoft Office.

Notan
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 27, 2004 3:47:20 AM

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Fred wrote:
> More questions, gang. I appreciate all the help so far, and I am on the
> road to guru-hood.
>
> 1 - How in the world do you get rid of that paperclip man and the other
> asinine cartoon Microsoft characters?
>
> 2 - After booting to desktop, there's a balloon text in the bottom right
> corner telling me the same things over and over. Something's been hidden,
> etc.... Is there any way to customize it so that this kind of stuff doesn't
> come up ever time?
>
> Thanks again!!
>
> Fred
>
>
Have you looked at Microsoft's TweakUI?
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 27, 2004 4:04:02 AM

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"Michael W. Ryder" wrote:
>
> Fred wrote:
> > More questions, gang. I appreciate all the help so far, and I am on the
> > road to guru-hood.
> >
> > 1 - How in the world do you get rid of that paperclip man and the other
> > asinine cartoon Microsoft characters?
> >
> > 2 - After booting to desktop, there's a balloon text in the bottom right
> > corner telling me the same things over and over. Something's been hidden,
> > etc.... Is there any way to customize it so that this kind of stuff doesn't
> > come up ever time?
> >
> > Thanks again!!
> >
> > Fred
> >
> >
> Have you looked at Microsoft's TweakUI?

Which might be helpful if it was an XP feature.

It's not.

Once again, it belongs to Microsoft Office.

Notan
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 27, 2004 4:28:58 AM

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Notan wrote:

> "Michael W. Ryder" wrote:
>
>>Fred wrote:
>>
>>>More questions, gang. I appreciate all the help so far, and I am on the
>>>road to guru-hood.
>>>
>>>1 - How in the world do you get rid of that paperclip man and the other
>>>asinine cartoon Microsoft characters?
>>>
>>>2 - After booting to desktop, there's a balloon text in the bottom right
>>>corner telling me the same things over and over. Something's been hidden,
>>>etc.... Is there any way to customize it so that this kind of stuff doesn't
>>>come up ever time?
>>>
>>>Thanks again!!
>>>
>>>Fred
>>>
>>>
>>
>>Have you looked at Microsoft's TweakUI?
>
>
> Which might be helpful if it was an XP feature.
>
> It's not.
>
> Once again, it belongs to Microsoft Office.
>
> Notan

The balloon tips he complained about are Not part of Microsoft Office,
they are part of the OS.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 27, 2004 4:33:22 AM

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"Michael W. Ryder" wrote:
>
> Notan wrote:
>
> > "Michael W. Ryder" wrote:
> >
> >>Fred wrote:
> >>
> >>>More questions, gang. I appreciate all the help so far, and I am on the
> >>>road to guru-hood.
> >>>
> >>>1 - How in the world do you get rid of that paperclip man and the other
> >>>asinine cartoon Microsoft characters?
> >>>
> >>>2 - After booting to desktop, there's a balloon text in the bottom right
> >>>corner telling me the same things over and over. Something's been hidden,
> >>>etc.... Is there any way to customize it so that this kind of stuff doesn't
> >>>come up ever time?
> >>>
> >>>Thanks again!!
> >>>
> >>>Fred
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>Have you looked at Microsoft's TweakUI?
> >
> >
> > Which might be helpful if it was an XP feature.
> >
> > It's not.
> >
> > Once again, it belongs to Microsoft Office.
> >
> > Notan
>
> The balloon tips he complained about are Not part of Microsoft Office,
> they are part of the OS.

You're right. My mistake. I'm fixated on that damn little paperclip,
aka, "Clippy."

Notan
August 27, 2004 7:24:55 AM

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Moron.

"Alex Quant" <alexqspam@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:2p6j5fFgni1gU1@uni-berlin.de...
> "Fred" <testing@testing1212mouse.com> wrote in message
> news:ggoXc.849$yP4.685@trnddc08...
> > More questions, gang. I appreciate all the help so far, and I am on the
> > road to guru-hood.
> >
> > 1 - How in the world do you get rid of that paperclip man and the other
> > asinine cartoon Microsoft characters?
> >
> > 2 - After booting to desktop, there's a balloon text in the bottom right
> > corner telling me the same things over and over. Something's been
hidden,
> > etc.... Is there any way to customize it so that this kind of stuff
> doesn't
> > come up ever time?
> >
> > Thanks again!!
>
> Uninstall the application - that will cure your problem. Next, step away
> from the computer and get a clue.
>
> HTH,
>
> AlexQ
>
> ~ Reply To valid ~
>
>
August 27, 2004 7:24:55 AM

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Alex the dufus writes

> Please post to is alt.windows-os.xp They will appreciate your brand of
> humour ;-)

Maybe you should post to alt.alex.bites. B^)
August 27, 2004 7:24:56 AM

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Yes, only for Win98. Does it work for XPee?

"Michael W. Ryder" <mwryder@_worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:cEuXc.520190$Gx4.284493@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> Fred wrote:
> > More questions, gang. I appreciate all the help so far, and I am on the
> > road to guru-hood.
> >
> > 1 - How in the world do you get rid of that paperclip man and the other
> > asinine cartoon Microsoft characters?
> >
> > 2 - After booting to desktop, there's a balloon text in the bottom right
> > corner telling me the same things over and over. Something's been
hidden,
> > etc.... Is there any way to customize it so that this kind of stuff
doesn't
> > come up ever time?
> >
> > Thanks again!!
> >
> > Fred
> >
> >
> Have you looked at Microsoft's TweakUI?
August 27, 2004 7:24:56 AM

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Geez.... another guy with time on his hands.

"Notan" <notan@ddress.com> wrote in message
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> "Michael W. Ryder" wrote:
> >
> > Fred wrote:
> > > More questions, gang. I appreciate all the help so far, and I am on
the
> > > road to guru-hood.
> > >
> > > 1 - How in the world do you get rid of that paperclip man and the
other
> > > asinine cartoon Microsoft characters?
> > >
> > > 2 - After booting to desktop, there's a balloon text in the bottom
right
> > > corner telling me the same things over and over. Something's been
hidden,
> > > etc.... Is there any way to customize it so that this kind of stuff
doesn't
> > > come up ever time?
> > >
> > > Thanks again!!
> > >
> > > Fred
> > >
> > >
> > Have you looked at Microsoft's TweakUI?
>
> Which might be helpful if it was an XP feature.
>
> It's not.
>
> Once again, it belongs to Microsoft Office.
>
> Notan
Anonymous
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August 27, 2004 10:51:39 AM

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Fred wrote:
> Yes, only for Win98. Does it work for XPee?
>

Yes, it is part of the PowerToys suite available from them.


> "Michael W. Ryder" <mwryder@_worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
> news:cEuXc.520190$Gx4.284493@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>
>>Fred wrote:
>>
>>>More questions, gang. I appreciate all the help so far, and I am on the
>>>road to guru-hood.
>>>
>>>1 - How in the world do you get rid of that paperclip man and the other
>>>asinine cartoon Microsoft characters?
>>>
>>>2 - After booting to desktop, there's a balloon text in the bottom right
>>>corner telling me the same things over and over. Something's been
>
> hidden,
>
>>>etc.... Is there any way to customize it so that this kind of stuff
>
> doesn't
>
>>>come up ever time?
>>>
>>>Thanks again!!
>>>
>>>Fred
>>>
>>>
>>
>>Have you looked at Microsoft's TweakUI?
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 27, 2004 6:20:41 PM

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TweakUI is available for both Windows 98 and XP, but it's two different
versions of tweakui, two different programs.

Please stop posting the same question to 5 different newsgroups.


Michael W. Ryder wrote:

> Fred wrote:
>
>> Yes, only for Win98. Does it work for XPee?
>>
>
> Yes, it is part of the PowerToys suite available from them.
>
>
>> "Michael W. Ryder" <mwryder@_worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
>> news:cEuXc.520190$Gx4.284493@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>>
>>> Fred wrote:
>>>
>>>> More questions, gang. I appreciate all the help so far, and I am on
>>>> the
>>>> road to guru-hood.
>>>>
>>>> 1 - How in the world do you get rid of that paperclip man and the other
>>>> asinine cartoon Microsoft characters?
>>>>
>>>> 2 - After booting to desktop, there's a balloon text in the bottom
>>>> right
>>>> corner telling me the same things over and over. Something's been
>>
>>
>> hidden,
>>
>>>> etc.... Is there any way to customize it so that this kind of stuff
>>
>>
>> doesn't
>>
>>>> come up ever time?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks again!!
>>>>
>>>> Fred
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Have you looked at Microsoft's TweakUI?
>>
>>
>>
>>
!